Painesville Spirit of the Season and Tree Lighting

Painesville’s annual Spirit of the Season and tree lighting is Friday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Painesville Square. Greet Santa Claus as he comes to town on a Painesville City Fire Truck and lights the official city tree. Families can enjoy free horse and carriage rides around the historic Square, visit a live reindeer, check out holiday dance performances by the Fairport Dance Academy, decorate cookies, sample hot chocolate, and visit Santa in his workshop.


This event is free and open to all thanks to community sponsors: Renewal by Andersen, Walmart, the Painesville Elks Lodge 549, Painesville Community Improvement Corporation, Rider’s Inn and EZ Go Food Mart on Bacon Road. A special thanks to Marc’s, Fairport Dance Academy, Painesville Salvation Army, Painesville Electric, the Painesville City Fire Department, Painesville United Methodist Church, First Church Congregational and CRM Properties.


This event is run by the Painesville Public Lands and Recreation office. For more information, visit or call 440-392-5912.